Fort Worth Diocese Says Accused Priests Are Fairly Investigated
October 15, 2018
FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF News) — The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth says it believes a thorough investigation has been done ahead of releasing names of those who were credibly accused of sexual abuse.
All 15 dioceses in Texas are set to release a list of names of those credibly accused on January 31, 2019.
Bishop Michael Olson told the Chris Salcedo Show on WBAP it won’t be a situation where priest’s reputations are ruined without proper investigation first.
“There’s more than narrative that’s involved here,” Olson said. “And I think there are sufficient safeguards to avoid a false allegation precisely.”
Olson said the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has worked with law enforcement to ensure that every allegation is treated properly.
“By calling them for any recent allegation, or any allegation at all, they are notified,” Olson said. “So we’re involving criminal authorities who are trained in the investigation.”
To hear the entire conversation between Bishop Olson and Chris Salcedo, click here.